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ASP CreateTextFile Method


Folder Object Reference Complete Folder Object Reference

The CreateTextFile method creates a new text file in the current folder and returns a TextStream object that can be used to read from, or write to the file.

Syntax

FileSystemObject.CreateTextFile(filename[,overwrite[,unicode]])

FolderObject.CreateTextFile(filename[,overwrite[,unicode]])

Parameter Description
filename Required. The name of the file to create
overwrite Optional. A Boolean value that indicates whether an existing file can be overwritten. True indicates that the file can be overwritten and False indicates that the file can not be overwritten. Default is True
unicode Optional. A Boolean value that indicates whether the file is created as a Unicode or an ASCII file. True indicates that the file is created as a Unicode file, False indicates that the file is created as an ASCII file. Default is False


Example for the FileSystemObject object

<%
dim fs,tfile
set fs=Server.CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
set tfile=fs.CreateTextFile("c:\somefile.txt")
tfile.WriteLine("Hello World!")
tfile.close
set tfile=nothing
set fs=nothing
%>

Example for the Folder object

<%
dim fs,fo,tfile
Set fs=Server.CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set fo=fs.GetFolder("c:\test")
Set tfile=fo.CreateTextFile("test.txt",false)
tfile.WriteLine("Hello World!")
tfile.Close
set tfile=nothing
set fo=nothing
set fs=nothing
%>


Folder Object Reference Complete Folder Object Reference

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